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good monday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." president trump arrives in israel this morning following a trip to saudi arabia where he rallied muslim leaders in the war on terror. he also called the fight against extremism a battle between good and evil. we have much more on the president's trip coming up. former fbi director james comey has agreed to speak publicly for the first time since he was fired. comey set to testify in an open senate hearing as lawmakers are demanding to see memos he reportedly kept on his meetings with the president. the ringling brothers and barnum & bailey surkus took its final bow last night on new york's long island, closing for good after 146 years. the circus faced plummeting ticket sales and growing criticism from animal rights activists. a scare for a little girl
and her parents. pulled into the water, the young girl, by a sea lion on canada's west coast. authorities there blaming her parents. the family was allegedly feeding the sea lions seconds before it grabbed the girl. no one was hurt. those are our top stories on this monday may 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning to you, everybody, on this monday. we're going to start this half hour with president trump eyeing middle east peace as he arrives in israel this morning. >> the president is coming off a trip from saudi arabia where he addressed the leaders of nearly every muslim country. the president called for unity in the war on terror and challenged the muslim world to lead fight against extremists. >> so his speech took on a measured tone. he avoided the tone that he used on the xhan often, radical islamic terrorism, saying the battle is not between different faiths.
barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and decent people, all in the name of religion. this is a battle between good and evil. when we see the scenes of destruction in the wake of terror, we see no signs that those murdered were jewish or christian, shia or sunni. >> well, the leaders of dozens of majority muslim countries were there at that hearing. but iran was not invited to the graerth. both president trump and the saudi king salman harshly condemned iran as a state sponsor of terrorism. >> and president trump is taking u.s. policy in a different direction when it comes to publicly speaking out about human rights and women's rights. >> but the first lady and first daughter are taking on the issues themselves, attending several events focused on empowerment. we get more now from abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: two days in saudi arabia, and president
human rights. and women's rights just a passing mention in his speech on extremism. >> it means standing together against the murder of innocent muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of jews, and the slaughter of christians. >> reporter: aides say he did address human rights behind the scenes. but publicly his message was clear. >> we are not here to lecture. we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be or how to worship. >> reporter: ivanka trump did meet with saudi women leaders, telling them their country's progress is encouraging but there's still a lot of work to be done. and the first lady visited an all-women business center, where she was asked about work-life balance. her response? you need to balance and find the time. >> one of the basic rights that women in saudi arabia still don't have, they're not legally allowed to drive. most women rely on a
even uber. on the streets of the capital city of riyadh, women and men living in segregated worlds. and even though the president didn't publicly address it, it did come up. this photo of a sea of men at a technology conference he attended raising eyebrows online. a saudi official fired back with a photo of his own, saying the center does have women, here on the second floor. and during the president's visit country star toby keith held a free concert. american flags lined the stage. but in the audience men only. women not allowed. there is one law that did recently change here. until recently women couldn't go to work or school or even a hospital for basic services without the permission of a man in their family. that is no longer the case. but they still can't travel abroad without the permission of a male relative. cecilia vega, abc news, riyadh, saudi arabia. >> our thanks to cecilia there. back here at home, billy bush is
about that controversial video with donald trump that imploded his career, all of it taking place at the height of the campaign. bush tells "the hollywood reporter" that looking back on it he wishes he had changed the subject. he was suspended, then fired from his job at nbc, and he says his life has been a roller coaster ever since. bush sat down for his first tv interview since that happened with abc's robin roberts. you can hear more from him later today on "good morning america." north kraen leader kim jong un calls his country's latest missile test perfect. the solid fuel medium to long-range ballistic missile flew about 300 miles. that adds to north korea's weapons capabilities because solid rocket fuels can be fired faster and are more difficult to detect. japan calls the launch a "challenge to the world." to mt. everest now, where three climbers have died and a fourth remains missing. they were on a different expedition at the time from different countries. one was a doctor from alabama who died not far from
summit. this is all on the nepal side. roland yearwood has survived an earthquake that was triggered, avalanche there on the world's highest peak there two years ago, but now passing away. the cause of death unknown. the man charged in last week's deadly mayhem in new york city's times square says he knew he needed help. the navy veteran richard rojas tells "the new york post" he wanted to fix his life and was supposed to speak to a mental health counselor today. reportedly on suicide watch, rojas right now. he told the paper he wants to apologize to all the victims' families and his mother. and there is a happy ending to a rescue operation for a humpback whale in southern california. the 35-foot-long whale was spotted in ventura harbor on saturday. the whale appeared to be trapped among the docks. it even hit the rear of a boat at one point. experts used an underwater speaker that played whale noises to then guide the whale out of the aharbor. mission successful. >> ye
reminder that kids are kids, even when they come from royal families. >> yeah. even if they're going to be the future king. talking about the wedding here for pippa middleton. and prince george was in the party. he's 3 years old now. he's usually all smiles and charm. but he got a scolding from mom after a bit of a meltdown outside of the church. look at that. aw. >> we've all been at that wedding, right? where either the ring bearer or the flower girl just doesn't want to walk down the aisle for whatever reason. but it's so funny because the royal children are always so on point you that forget sometimes they're just kids. every now and then they throw a tantrum. >> you would admit he looks cute even when he's having a tantrum. >> adorable. and there's pippa and her husband. she looks absolutely beautiful. >> yeah, it was a beautiful wedding. over the weekend there in england. and the latest dietary no-no for kids. that story's coming up. hear why pediatricians are saying no to fruit juice for some young children. and planning your summer
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better choice. i'd say it's the same advice for adults as well. and the makers of nathan's and curtis hot dogs are recalling more than 200,000 pounds of those products after getting complaints about metal found in the packages. authorities say no one has been injured by eating the metal-tainted meat but they are warning consumers to either toss them in the trash or take them back to the store for full refund. and a couple in oregon got quite the scare after their little girl suddenly became paralyzed. >> and it was caused by something that doctors found buried in of all places the little girl's hair. here's abc's ariel reshef 37. >> reporter: this viral facebook video capturing the unsettling moments as evelyn lewis lz to stand. >> we really started to panic. we were rushing her to the hospital. >> reporter: fear setting in as evelyn's parents watched their daughter go limb. >> try real hard. >> reporter: the next morning evelyn couldn't use her legs and cod
e.r. doctors immediately having an idea what was wrong. >> they just went straight into grooming her hair and found it. >> reporter: a tiny american dog tick found in evelyn's hair. once doctors removed the insect the little girl's condition started to improve. evelyn's parents say doctors diagnosed her with tick paralysis. >> it took her until pretty much the next morning before she was really able to walk normally again. >> reporter: as the weather gets warmer, the outdoors teeming with ticks, making them more likely to come in contact with kids. bugs bringing big problems like lyme disease, colorado tick fever, and more than a dozen other illnesses. >> the best way to remove the tick if you find one attached is to use a pointy tweezer and pull it straight off. by using the tweezer then you have the tick and you can take a picture of it, save it, identify it and then you'll know better what risk you're at. >> reporter: for evelyn's family a relief they
>> we're just glad that she's fine and other people can use it for a tool. >> reporter: erielle reshef, abc news, new york. >> that must have been so scary for them. speaking of scary, fruit juices. no good. hot dogs now. got to watch out for those. ticks are paralyzing little kids. >> basically -- >> our pets' heads are falling off. >> lock your kids up for the entire summer. >> what is going on? >> it's sweeps. no. these are all things that many, many parents have to be cautious of. but yeah, it is a little bit frightening if you're having a kid. >> oh, and it gets worse, by the way. tick paralysis can be caused by over 40 species of ticks. so we're not even talking about this one random little tick. >> yeah. but within humans it is a very, very rare thing. should point out. usually occur in children under the age of 10. >> thank you for adding -- >> a
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so many places in this world, so little time. i guess it's the mantra of the 1%. but even if you're traveling on a budget, what are the best places this year that will give you the most for your travel buck? brian kelly's the founder and ceo, he is the points guy, and he's here to tell us where to go and why and how much. >> so many places to go. >> so you
five list on your site of the best budget travel places for 2017. but i looked at the list and the top of the list was a location on the other side of the world. why sri lanka? >> there are a lot of cheap places to go in the world but the ones we picked are the most up and coming and really immersive culturally. sri lachka, yes it's on the other side of the world but the middle eastern carriers fly there. from the u.s. you can get there in one stop. and airfares are at the lowest we've seen in the last 15 years. and once you're there you can stay at luxury hotels for around $100 a night. >> wow. >> yes. >> i asumt the cosume the cost >> you're talking $1.50 for an amazing meal. and it's on the coast. your buck goes a really long way in sri lanka. >> a lot of the middle eastern airlines you say fly there. been some relatively decent rates. at least i've seen to dubai and such where you can get probably to sri lanka for under $1,000 or maybe just about $1,000. >> you can even get it we've seen it under
how do you pronounce sri lanka? >> sri lanka? >> sri lanka or sri lanka. >> however you want. >> number two on the list, a little closer to home. cuba. >> cuba is cheap because the airlines now that they're allowed to fly there, there's been a ton of capacity in the marketplace, which means really low prices for consumers. i had friends just book from new york nonstop for around $215. it was cheaper to go to cuba than it was to miami for a weekend. >> then that said i used to travel -- i traveled there legally before president obama made the changes. it was quite pricey once you're there in cuba on the ground. hotel prices were insane. food insane. >> the trick with cuba is don't stay in the hotels. they're overpriced and they're really old. i would highly recommend staying air bnb. you can now rest in a casa, stay at someone's house, 30 bucks a night. and yes, the food can be expensive but not if you go to local places and just get simple, you know,
>> and the casa comes into play as well when it comes to the food because -- >> you can eat with the host family that you're staying. these are not like air bnbs where you rent a house. you stay in someone's actual house and eat their amazing food. >> there are many restaurants where people are just cooking in their homes. that's where jay-z and beyonce went when they were there. >> at they stayed at hotel saratoga which is probably the most expensive. >> as you would expect them to do. then you talk about moroccan small towns. small towns in north africa. >> there are a lot of really cool towns in morocco. outside of the big city. marrakesh is expensive nowadays. although you can stay in riyaz for not so much. the cool thing is if you're in europe you can tack on a trip to morocco, easy jet flies there, really, really cheap. even if you're in europe you can tack on a trip to africa and experience amazing culture and go through the the countryside. travel between cities is really cheap. so there's really cool towns like esuera that your buck goes a long way. >> let me race throughhe
two. bulgaria. >> yeah. many people don't have bulgaria on their list. >> they don't even know where it is. >> it's often the cheapest european capital sofia. it's a really cool culture. and the euro is at all-time lows. it's just over a dollar. it's a cheap city. plus the euro's at an all-time low, which means primetime for u.s. dollar. >> okay. and then we go to south america for the last one. ecuador. >> ecuador. there's nonstop flights on jetblue. they've got really low fares so you can fly there nonstop. kind of like sri lanka. really cheap food once you get there. hotels are cheap. it's unbelievably beautiful. and if you want to splurge you can go to the galapagos. those cruises are expensive. but there's plenty of beach towns and temples and culture to be had in ecuador. >> you added quite a few places to my list that i didn't even think about. >> that's what travel's all about. stop going to the same places. >> we appreciate it. brian kelly of the points guy. if you want a list of these budget travels locations you can go to thepointsguy.com and check it out. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ that's a good one. >> almost a tie. alien just beat out "guardians of the galaxy volume 2." speaking of videos -- >> alien volume 19. >> this one is way better than any of those movies. this started off as a facebook video but it quickly became so much more. a little girl using her giant voice to get people to listen. >> now they're answering her call. here's abc's david muir with the story. >> reporter: this is how the video starts. her shoulders moving. little leah carroll. lip-syncing, just 4 years old. born with a rare blood disease. thumbs up after overcoming two bone marrow transplants. her m
and on the video mom encouraging her little girl. >> let me hear it. ♪ >> reporter: you're an overcomer, the song goes, and leah singing nearly every word. after spending more than 400 days away from her family, music has helped leah get through it. with more than 8 million views, the video catching the attention of the artist who sings that song, mandisa. and this week mandisa paying leah a visit. >> i'm with somebody very special right now. >> reporter: mandisa's new friend couldn't wait. >> and she is jamming. >> reporter: and it turns out leah had a special gift for her favorite singer. zbl >> i will cherish it forever and ever. >> reporter: the two of them singing together. ♪ wish i could be part of that world ♪ >> reporter: mandisa then giving a concert
raising thousands to support the bone marrow registry called be the match. leah's singing already generating hundreds of new donors. and the people at be the match are grateful to that little fighter using her voice. ♪ you're an overcomer >> it's just so precious. >> so cute. >> to see how much like she had the sass and how much she was into it. >> how does it make you feel she's a better dancer than you are? >> she's a better sing jer than i am too at that young age. >> that benefit helped raise $3,600 for that charity. and they found three potential bone marrow donors as well. >> it's so sad. she spent 436 days in the hospital. but quite a smile there. >> good luck, leah. get well soon.
this morning on "world news now" president trump talks terrorism to a majority muslim audience. >> hear his call of action and a notable thing he didn't say. this as he heads to israel today. we have complete coverage of the president's trip. mixed reaction. some notre dame grads walking out on vice president mike pence in a silent protest. as he begins remarks. a much different reaction for former vp joe biden as he addressed grads. a young girl gets the scare of her loif. a sea lion grabs her and pulls her into the water. see the terrifying moment caught on video. and then the ballot of the divas. the billboard music awards. incredible performances. the big hair, the glitter, the double-sided tape. we're going live to las vegas backstage on this monday. it is may
♪ do you believe in life after love ♪ ♪ i can feel something inside me say ♪ >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." what you're doing right there is just as much singing as cher did last night. >> cher can do anything she wants. >> absolutely. doesn't matter. of course what a way to get into your monday with the soundtrack of cher. >> i love it. we should always have a soundtrack to start off the show. >> absolutely. on a monday to help you ease into it. >> a big night at the billboard music awards. we are going to get into all of that in just a little bit. >> and a big day ahead for the president, who is arriving in israel this morning after addressing leaders from the muslim world at a summit in saudi arabia. zplt president called on dozens of countries to join the united states in the battle against extremism. but his speech marked a striking shift in tone from his campaign rhetoric. abc's jonathan karl was there. >> reporter: donald trump and the muslim world. an image that not long ago would ha
here in the birthplace of islam. the man who had portrayed muslims as the problem offering a message of unity in the fight against terrorism. >> this is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations. this is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek obliterate human life and decent people, all in the name of religion. this is a battle between good and evil. >> reporter: in the audience the leaders of more than 50 muslim countries, virtually the entire islamic world. a remarkable moment for the man who just a year ago said -- >> i think islam hates us. there's something -- there's something there that there's a tremendous hatred there. >> reporter: and for the candidate who had proposed a total and complete shutdown of all muslims entering the u.s.,
applied to everyone in this audience. >> i stand before you as a representative of the american people to deliver a message of friendship and hope and love. >> reporter: but he did issue a challenge. >> a better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists. drive them out of your communities. drive them out of your holy land. and drive them out of this earth. >> reporter: the president's call to action notably left out a signature phrase, which he had long ago insisted was crucially important. >> radical islamic terrorism. >> reporter: it wasn't just semantics. trump had hammered both barack obama and hillary clinton for failing to say radical islamic terrorism. now he portrayed the enemy as a godless enemy of all religions, including islam.
this absolutely clear. barbarism will deliver you no glory. piety to evil will bring you no dignity. >> reporter: the president travels from saudi arabia to israel where he'll be meeting with israeli leaders and palestinian leaders. it's not the beginning of peace talks. these will be separate meetings. but the administration hopes the momentum they saw here will eventually lead to a restart of peace talks and the big goal the president has, which is a middle east peace deal. jonathan karl, abc news, riyadh. >> our thanks to jonathan there. and the president barely touched on women's rights, but his daughter took up the issue. ivanka trump met with saudi arabian women telling them their country's progress is encouraging. women in that country only recently got the right to vote but still aren't allowed to drive cars. first lady melania trump visited a woman's business center where her advice -- where she offered some advice on work-life balance. now, both women decided not to
their heads. women and men are segregated in saudi arabia. as we mentioned, women aren't allowed to drive, and they can't leave the country without the permission of a male relative. the head of the house oversight committee expects to speak with former fbi director james comey today. congressman jason chaffetz says he wants to see the notes comey reportedly kept on his meetings with president trump as he investigated russian election meddling. he also expressed concern over a report that the president called comey a nut job during a meeting with russian diplomats. comey has agreed to testify before the senate intelligence committee after memorial day. maybe the vice president mike pence didn't necessarily think graduates would literally take his advice. he told them to stand up for what they believe in. and dozens did. pence was about to deliver the commencement address at notre dame, talking about freedom of speech and the right to air unpopular views, but before he'd said more than thank you, about 150 graduates and family members got up and walked out. the former
not comment on that silent protest. and pence's predecessor was also giving a commencement address over the weekend at tiny colby college in maine. joe biden said everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. he told the graduates to stay engaged despite the ugliness of the last election and the divisiveness. he followed and promised that this too shall pass. >> but i assure you it's temporary. i assure you it's transitory. the american people will not sustain this attitude. and now is the time for engaged leadership. >> biden reminded everyone that elections do have consequences and the penalty good people pay for not being involved in politics is being governed by people worse than themselves. >> reporter: north korea's raising new concerns this morning, calling its latest missile test a success. that missile fired yesterday was a medium-range solid fuel ballistic missile, which is harder for the u.s.
south korea and the u.s. believe the launch provided the north with some meaningful data to improve its weapons program. it's also believed north korea's goal is a missile that could reach the mainland united states. today we'll hear from nba player enes kanter about his weekend ordeal in romania. the turkish-born oklahoma city forward was detained when his passport was ruled invalid. kanter claims it's because he's been outspoken against turkish president erdogan. kanter arrived in the u.s. yesterday. he posted a picture on twitter. he's speaking to reporters in a conference call today. new overnight, we've learned three of five inmates who escaped in alabama have been found. all five vanished from a jail about 60 miles outside montgomery, alabama late saturday night. not sure exactly how they got away but one local tv station reporting that one suspect turned himself in yesterday. two others were carpeted. the two still on the run are considered armed and dangerous. jury selection begins today in bill cosby's sex assault trial.
pittsburgh courtroom as lawyers choose the 12 jurors and six alternates. the group will have to decide whether he drugged and molested a temple university employee at his home. cosby claims the encounter was consensual. the trial is set to begin june 5th. drenching rain is swamping much of the south central u.s. this morning following a long weekend of nasty damaging weather. southern indiana was especially hard hit by rushing water turning streets into fast-moving rivers and engulfing entire neighborhoods. and in alabama flash floods washed out highways, stranding some people in their cars. the water was so deep in some spots they were almost unrecognizable. >> that's supposed to be a parking lot. >> once you usually enter the water it's too late to turn around. you're inundated before you know. unfortunately we have more bad news. it's going to take some time before cleanup can even begin because the stormy weather is here to stay for a while. >> accuweather's meteorologist cam tran joins us now with a look at the forecast, and it's going to be a busy day and week. cam, good morning. >> good morning, diane and
the threat for severe weather across the texas panhandle. watch out in amarillo and lubbock while further east we're watching the concern for flash flooding. a flash flood remains in effect for the i-10 corridor east of houston stretching to pensacola. stubborn frontal boundary that could bring anywhere between two to four inches of rainfall today while out west we are looking at some record challenging heat from seattle all the way to san diego. diane and kendis, back to you. >> well, thank you, cam. and here's a lesson about getting rid of your stuff at a garage sale or flea market. don't do it. unless and until you know the real value of what you're selling. >> ah. a british woman picked up this little thingamajig at a flea market 30 years ago. she paid a little over ten bucks for it. >> yeah. overpriced at ten bucks. >> she wore it all the time. and she assumed it was just costume jewelry obviously. until one day a jeweler noticed it and said it might not be costume jewelry after
it's a 26 carat cushion cut white diamond from the 19th century. worth about $450,000. it's going up for auction in july. >> 26 carats? >> $450,000 i ain't got that kind of benjamins. no. how amazing. >> i just love the idea that she was wearing this ring every day -- >> cleaning her place. >> thinking nothing of it whatsoever. >> just imagine if she had lost it and then learned years later that this thing was worth all that -- >> i wonder if any of her friends made fun of her. why are you wearing that cracker jack ring? whoops. coming up, a sea lion. this is a scary one. >> yes, it is. >> watch as the sea lion drags the girl into the water. hear why port officials are blaming her parents. >> and we're going to go live
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did you see that? a tow truck dash cam was rolling when that train smashed into a car that was stuck on the railroad track in houston. the people inside managed to get out of the vehicle before the train struck. and they're all okay. but the car's pretty much a loss, as you can understand. no word on why that car stalled in the first place. now to another close call. this one a sea lion grabbing a girl and pulling her into the water. >> and now authorities are blaming the girl's parents. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: the shocking moment a sea lion jumps out of the water, grabbing a little girl, pulling her in.
>> oh! >> reporter: a man, reportedly a relative, jumping in after her. amazingly able to rescue her in a matter of seconds. bystanders helped pull them both out. >> are you all right? >> reporter: the little girl shaken but alive. moments before the chaotic scene erupted the animal was wooing the crowd. some of the visitors feeding it. at one point it lunges up. the little girl laughs. but moments after she sat down the sea lion lunged again. this time pulling her in. >> oh, any god! >> reporter: miej'chael fujiwar was there as it unfolded in vancouver, british column. >> i've never seen anything like that. everyone was there gatsping, screaming oh my god. it was crazy. >> reporter: authorities grateful no one was hurt but say it serves as a warning to everyone, do not feed wild animals. the video going viral in what was the scare of a lifetime. luckily, everyone here walking
eva pilgrim, abc news. >> that incident playing out there near vancouver, canada but all up and down the west coast of this country there are many, many places where that sort of encounter can take place. in san diego, la jolla. so definitely is a cautionary tale there. >> when you see an animal like that you think of sea lions and you think sayer so cute, they're so lovable. and you think they must be harmless. there's a reason those signs are posted saying do not feed the animals. >> yeah. or get near them. coming up, the billboard music awards were a family affair for drake, who won a record number of awards. >> while cher showed us she can turn back time as she rocked the stage at 71. some interesting wardrobe there. we're live in vegas next. lilly. she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. but once a week i let her play sheriff so i can wash it. i use tide to get out those week old stains and downy to get it fresh and soft. you are free to go. tide and downy
♪ do you believe in life after love ♪ ♪ i can feel something inside me say ♪ big night at the billboard music awards last night. >> yes. >> cher, as you can hear, rocked the house. drake also made history, setting a new record for the most awards won in a single show. >> absolutely. and the musicians were heating things up as well in vegas overnight. abc's marci gonzalez was there on the magenta carpet for all of the action. she just joins us nowro
new arena there. good morning, marci. >> reporter: hey, kendis and diane. good morning. yeah, what a big night for drake, breaking that record for the most billboard music awards ever won by a single artist in one year. he broke adele's record with 13. and among those awards was the big one of the night, top artist. he along with the other stars who performed and the host, ludacris and vanessa hudgens really just kept the party going all night. ♪ nine minutes of nicki minaj. ♪ ain't no telling me no just the start of more than a dozen incredible musical performances. ♪ malibu bringing down the house at the billboard music awards. a night of entertainment and honoring entertainers. >> and the billboard music award goes to -- drak
drake. and for the chainsmokers. >> i can't believe this. this song really changed our lives. >> reporter: both tied at 22 for the most nominations ever in a year. and claiming win after win. ♪ the show all about musicians with the past year's most chart-topping sales and digital streams. also pausing to pay tribute. >> please join us in a moment of silence to remember chris cornell. >> reporter: and celebrating the past. celine dion -- ♪ we'll stay ♪ forever this way marking the 20th anniversary of the movie "titanic." ♪ do you believe in life after love ♪ and cher taking the stage. ♪ reach the stars and taking home this year's icon award. >> so thank you. >> reporter: what a way to spend her birthday weekend. can you
turned 71 on saturday, guys? >> yeah. she said she was afraid to blow out her cake because she might set the entire hotel room on fire. >> she set the red carpet on fire last night. she looked amazing. and marci, i know her performance is getting rave reviews online. what was the reaction at the show? >> reporter: oh, i mean everybody was into it. she was just so amazing. first of all, look at her. she looks incredible. and she can do a five-minute plank. that's how you get a body like that. she sang those two big-time hits. she gave a really humble acceptance speech to that icon award, thanking the people who have helped her and saying that so much of her success is because of luck. not even giving herself credit for all of her talent. you asked how people were reacting. take a look at everyone was really getting into it. including celine dion.
time now for "the mix." and we start with a new study on journalists. >> oh. us. >> yes. so the findings are journalists drink too much. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> are bad at managing emotions. >> what are you talking about! are you serious? >> and operate at a lower executive function level than normal. >> i don't know what that means. >> because of our dehydration. we don't drink enough water. >> these are all from our bars here at the office. >> and our tendency to self-medicate with alcohol, caffeine, and sugar. >> because we do all those. >> you know to know what we are good at?
important information. >> ah. >> in a collection of information. and the ability to think outside the box and use our imaginations. maybe because we're trying to imagine that we have our act together a lot more than we actually do. >> sifting through this, it says it's 40% alcohol. >> and this is just what he keeps under the desk every day. you should see the stash in his office. >> no lie, this is -- we didn't go out and buy these props. these are just from the office. this one was empty. it was full a week ago. not sure why it took so long. in the meantime, to a bridal shower that is going viral. because -- so this young lady, she is a brazilian student, and she's in an engineering class. and she's one of very few women in this class. so all of her friends are men. so she decided what am i going to do for my bridal shower? she ended up taking a bunch of fellow engineers, engineering students with her. >> she recruited the guys, huh? >> yeah. so there they are in their satin robes getting manis and pedis and with the cum
>> it's actually like us on a regular tuesday morning. >> pretty much. you know what sounds even better, though? >> what? >> two words. bacon camp. >> oh, dedicated to kevin bacon? >> it is -- no. it's a real thing. this happens in ann arbor, michigan. it's an annual food festival. and this year it's a five-day event. you'll learn how to bake bacon. you'll go from a pig roast to bacon-based meals. there will be food journalists and chefs there. and i know what i want my next assignment to be. >> bacon camp. >> five days of bacon camp. >> can i tell you what's really good? no lie. bourbon and bacon. have you had that? it really is good. >> see what happens? >> it comes full circle. so this whole avocado craze has just gone way too crazy now. look at this. this is a latte in australia in an avocado shell. >> what's the point of that? >> i don't know.
this morning on "world news now" -- forget all that campaign talk about radical islamic terror. president trump delivers a toned down speech offering a message of unity. and now he heads to israel. complete coverage of the president's journey ahead. former fbi director james comey set to testify in the senate russia investigation as details of president trump's 2018 budget proposal are now out. and new this half hour, some very scary moments for a firefighter. instead of rescuing people, he was the one in need of help. >> the dramatic rescue after he got trapped in a burning gas station. and the divas and drake. dominating at the billboard music awards in vegas last night. drake shattering adele's record for most wins. and cher proving she can still
we'll have the highlights coming up in "the skinny." it is monday may 22nd. ♪ if i could turn back time >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." ♪ i'll take back does it seem like she turned back time? >> she looked amazing. >> she looked absolutely great. >> oh, just so great to see her again. >> you got to see a lot of her on stage. >> no one was complaining about that. we will have a lot more on the billboard music awards coming up in a little bit. let's start this half hour in the middle east. the president embarking on what is the next leg of his first overseas trip. he's touching down in israel this morning after talking with muslim leaders in saudi arabia. >> the president wrapped up a two-day visit there with a sober speech on extremism. he's dramatically toned down his language on islam, slamming iran and calling on the muslim world to stand united against terrorism.
>> reporter: president trump surrounded by leaders of nearly every muslim country. an incredible photo op. unthinkable just months ago. the president issuing a direct call. muslim nations must take the lead in fighting terrorism. >> america is prepared to stand with you in pursuit of shared interests and common security. but the nations of the middle east cannot wait for american power to crush this enemy for them. >> reporter: left behind on this first overseas trip, the fiery rhetoric from the campaign trail. >> i think islam hates us. >> reporter: instead the president focusing on building relationships and coalitions, getting muslim nations to work together. >> a better future is only possible if your nations drive out their terrorists and drive out the extremists. >> reporter: the speech was the centerpiece of the president's two-day visit to saudi arabia. this morning a whirlwind schedule of one-on-one meetings with some of tho s
east leaders. and while the president has received a very warm welcome here, critics say that's because he's avoided any tough talk on human rights and isn't pushing for democratic reforms as president obama did. >> we are not here to tell other people how to live. instead we are here to offer partnership. >> reporter: the first overseas speech for president trump very well received in that ornate auditorium. the king of saudi arabia even echoing the president's call for muslim countries to step it up in the fight against terrorism. president trump making it very clear, the choice is simple. be on the good team or the bad team. karen travers, abc news, are you traveling with the president in saudi arabia. as the president travels, the former fbi director that he fired has agreed to testify on capitol hill. james comey set to testify publicly before the senate intelligence committee. this as "the new york times"
oval office meeting with russian diplomats. according to the "times," he also allegedly told them, "i faced great pressure because of russia. that's taken off." administration officials acknowledge that comey's firing came up but pushed back against the paper's account. >> the firing had been in the news, but i didn't know in advance that the president was going to raise it. >> that's not my interpretation certainly of the conversation. and i think what the president was trying to convey to the russians is look, i'm not going to be distracted by this -- all these issues that are here at home, that affect us domestically. >> the republican chair of the house oversight committee says he expects to speak with comey today. he wants to see notes that comey reportedly kept on his meetings with the president. the president's budget proposal is due out tomorrow, and it could be a tough one. it includes massive cuts to social programs, especially medicaid and food stamps, as well as federal worker pensions and farm subsidies. it does have funding for infrastructure projects as well as the wall along the mexican border but reportey
to many foreign countries. storm clouds are opening up this morning from south texas into the ohio valley bringing more wet weather to some already swamped areas. downpours triggered flash flooding across much of southern indiana submerging homes and businesses. in alabama torrential rains swamped roadways, bringing traffic to a complete standstill. the city of montgomery alone got more than eight inches. and in atlanta storms knocked down trees throughout the city and created power outages as well. crews are still trying to restore electricity there. and there's plenty of that wet weather still to come. >> accuweather meteorologist cam tran joins with us now with a look at the forecast. cam, good morning. >> good morning, kendis and diane. we are looking at the threat of severe weather across the texas panhandle including lubbock and amarillo, thanks to an upper-level system moving in. while further east along the i-10 corridor east of houston we have flood watches in effect. we could be seeing anywhere from two to four inches of rainfall today thanks to this stubborn frontal boundary bringing some drenching downpo
out west we are looking at some record challenging heat. we're talking about the 90s in portland today. the 80s in seattle. diane and kendis, back to you. >> thanks, cam. the fbi is now investigating a fatal stabbing at the university of maryland as a possible hate crime. the student -- the suspect i should say, a student at the school, is allegedly a member of a racist facebook group. the victim was an african-american student at another school and had just been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the army. he was due to graduate college tomorrow. a michigan firefighter is out of the hospital this morning after he became the focus of a dramatic situation. officials say he was trapped in a burning gas station for two full minutes, which must have felt like a lifetime as fellow firefighters rushed to save him. here's abc's adrienne bankert. >> oh, my god! oh, my god! >> reporter: it happened in one heart-stopping moment. this convenience store engulfed in flames. the front of the building collapses, crushing a firefighter at this michigan gas
>> get him out. get him out, get him out, get him out! >> reporter: cameras rolling as flames rage around him, burning dangerously close to gas pumps. >> 10-4 we've got this building pretty much fully involved. >> reporter: the firefighter trapped under the debris more than half a dozen first responders frantic, adrenaline pumping, lifting that metal frame, desperately trying to pull him out something, with their bare hands. another dousing flames with a fire hose. >> my last caller was a passerby and advised it looks like that there's still people in the building. >> reporter: witnesses calling for help shocked by what's unfolding in front of them. just 2 1/2 minutes later -- applause as the man is pulled out. amazingly seen up and walking around. >> he's standing. so okay. thank god. >> reporter: that firefighter pulled from the flames treated for second-degree burns and bruising. a second firefighter treated for
both of them already released from the hospital. a department very thankful. adrienne bankert, abc news, new york. >> adrienne, thanks. now shifting gears, let's head over to the nba where cleveland fans probably still can't believe what happened in game 3 of the eastern conference finals. the cavaliers had a 21-point lead on boston in the third quarter last night. then celtics stormed back to tie it. and with .1 of a second left avery bradley hits a game-winning three-pointer. cleveland still leads the series 2-1. >> uh-oh. but we might have a problem. >> yes. and san antonio's hoping to make a statement as the spurs try to stay alive tonight in the western conference final. >> yeah. but the spurs mascot made a statement of his own just kind of hanging out. and whoa. what is that? >> oh, he's got a shirt on. >> he's got a shirt on. that's great. whoa, and the matching shorts. the coyote rocking the denim romper over the weekend. security there at the at&t center not fazed at all. >> security guy, he's not too impressed. the warriors, by the way, they weren't fazed either. they won by 12.
>> but the mascot looks good in the romper. or the rompin i should say. >> before you head to the beach see the new device that experts are hoping will repel sharks. really? okay. we'll find out if it works. later, drake sets a new record, and both cher and celine shine at this year's billboard music awards. we have all the best performances coming up ahead in "the skinny." ♪ go on
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together. & bailey circus made history last night, taking their final bow after 146 years. the circus gave its last performance at the nassau coliseum in new york. the circus is closing for good after slumping ticket sales and growing condemnation from animal rights activists. the decision has put about 400 people out of work. this morning experts are hoping that a relatively inexpensive device can keep us all safe in the water this summer. >> the key to the whole thing? magnets. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: shark warnings on
on alert and looking to new technology to stay safe. >> you are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks. >> reporter: that alarming scene this month in orange county, california. and in florida at least five attacks already this season. >> my best friend was attacked by one. >> reporter: looking for a solution, lifelong surfer nathan garrison partnered with scientists to create shark bands. >> it's designed to be there to give you some defense instead of just relying on luck. >> reporter: in this video sharks immediately attack a dummy leg filled with bait. once the device is attached, sharks quickly swim away. >> the predatory shark species have the most powerful electrical senses. >> reporter: garrison claims the $80 cuff creates an electromagnetic field around you, disrupting the shark's senses. zack davis was wearing one in january when a black-tipped shark bit him. it let go after two to three seconds. garrison calls the attack highly
device. some experts disagree. >> unfortunately, a lot of people treat these shark repellants like a superman's cloak. the reality is there are no 100% proven shark repellants. >> reporter: with our without the technology experts recommend staying out of the ocean at dusk and dawn. that's when sharks typically feed. marci gonzalez, abc news, santa monica, california. next in "the skinny" we're going to sin city for the billboard music awards. >> plus a bonus round. >> oh. >> don't go anywhere. >> it must be monday.
nine-minute nicki minaj routine. she was also joined by lil' wayne and other celebrities. >> david guetta was there on stage. it was very dominatrixy, s & m. odd. >> i saw this movie. leonardo dicaprio's in it. >> oh, really? >> "the man with the iron mask." >> i didn't know what to make of it. she performed several songs that are brand new. sometimes lip-syncing, it appeared. a lot of it bleeped out. >> well. >> it's nicki. >> i'm surprised we can hear any words coming out of there. she was solid, though. it was a good performance. >> i actually started to hate it at first and -- when i was watching it and i was tweeting about it. at some point i actually turned the volume down. and the performance is actually great muted. >> without the volume? >> without the volume. just imagine like you're not hearing anything right now. just look at that. look at that. >> it's true. and she looks fantastic. and you know who said that? nicki
>> just ask her, she'll tell you. >> what about me? >> what about me? we love nicki. but the big news was perhaps a big winner. drake smashing adele's record with 13 wins for the night. and putting the place on fire. here. >> that's right. nicki minaj's bff over here. dancing in the bellagio fountain with fire combining. he also, by the way, made three acceptance speeches. >> not one, not two. >> no. that's not enough. three. he won ten awards before the night even started. but it was the second speech of the night that got the most attention. check out why. >> we're all here on earth for a limited amount of time, and we've got to show love while we're here. so tonight i want to say vanessa hudgens, you look incredible tonight. [ cheers and applause ] i want to say nicki minaj, i'm so glad we found our way back because i love you and i could never, ever see it any other way. >> they've had this sort of fake relationship just to mess with the media and give this appearance they're a couple.
hence her little what about me when he was complimenting vanessa hudgens. >> and he kept praising her and showing his love. his dad was there on stage in a purple suit. >> we're talking about everybody else stealing the show. i think drake's dad maybe -- >> i think drake's dad comes up on stage here. look at that. he's got a purple suit, purple pants, and purple jacket. everything. >> what a great moment. >> and if he was the king of the night, the princes of the night were members of the k-pop band bts. if you're wondering who's that, the answer is they are the top social artist. >> it should be noted this group from asia is -- this is the first time anyone other than justin bieber has won the category, and they smashed the competition with over 75% of the vote. a lot of people wondering who are they? they were trending overnight. listen to their music. you might recognize some of the words. ♪
>> my best friend. >> it's a pop group. >> they were adorable. so this is the category where they ask the viewers and the fans to nominate their favorites, and they were on the red carpet fanning out even bigger than the actual fans were over all the celebrities they were surrounded by. >> they are huge in asia. also huge in asia and elsewhere around the world, it was the 20th anniversary as you know of "titanic" and celine dion performed the movie's theme song and sent us all back to the movie theaters, back in 1997. >> leonardo dicaprio again. it's all about leo. at the billboard music awards. this is such an emotional performance too, especially since she lost her husband. the whole song is about my heart will go on. i mean, pretty much the whole show was in tears. >> and she was wearing a cloud. >> maybe it was an iceberg. >> or was it lemon meringue? i thought it was a fleur-de-lis. >> it doesn't matter. remember how you said the
it on mute and it's fine? celine's the opposite. it doesn't matter what she looks like, she sounds amazing. >> you're right. our friend t.j. got a little help there. >> look at t.j. and celine backstage. see, and the dress wasn't so big that he couldn't get close to her. >> it's true. >> she rocked it. >> but let's get to cher now. >> speaking of rocked it. so she started off with the song "believe." and believe we did. ♪ strong enough, no ♪ do you believe in life after love ♪ >> do you believe that she turned 71 over the weekend? >> no. especially not in that outfit. it looks like she turned back time. >> yeah. ♪ >> that hair. she's been performing more than 50 years. >> i love it. and check it out. watch what was happening backstage.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny it is bonus time on "the skinny." and we're going to start things off with academy award-winning actor 62-year-old denzel washington unlike we've seen him before. here he is sporting that interesting look for his next movie called "inner city." >> huh. he's wearing a suit with some large lapels. do you see the headphones? he's playing a defense attorney in this whole thing, and apparently he gets in a little bit of trouble. >> he kind of looks like a version of johnnie cochran way back when. doesn't he? >> he kind of looks like the joker in "batman." the jack nicholson -- >> that is harsh. he kind of does. shot in downtown l.a. the movie co-stars colin
see what the movie's all about. >> i could use some more colin farrell in my life. and denzel washington. not complaining about either of those. speaking of new looks, beyonce sporting a tattooed belly. here she is showing it off. it's a henna tattoo. she showed this look off at her push party. >> a what party? >> it's a push party. >> okay. so she and jay-z apparently celebrated with friends and family with an african-themed party in l.a. >> the whole gang -- >> push party. >> -- they got around with the mom-to-be and put on a whole beautiful show. i think the push party's kind of like a shower. >> oh. okay. >> kind of. and serena williams, another mommy-to-be, was there as well and she sent queen bey a message. ♪ >> it's kind of like "i dream of jeannie" themed as well. >> i like that. i used to love that show. >> oh, wait.
>> did you try to wiggle your nose? >> i did. that's "bewitched." so the rock announced, by the way, who his vice president will be when he runs in 2020. >> he did? publicly? >> slow your roll. yes, he did. >> on tv? >> he tapped america's sweetheart. >> uh-huh. >> tom hanks. yeah, he broke the news on "saturday night live." he didn't tell you ahead of time? >> what? >> they even had their campaign poster out. >> they had a campaign poster? >> they have matching velvet sweater robes things. >> but i thought that -- >> no. sorry. you didn't have a thing. >> and he said it on -- look, we have our own campaign poster too. what was wrong with the party of the people's eyebrow? i bet tom hanks can't do the eyebrow. can you smell what the white house is cooking? it was perfect. >> he wasn't buying it. >> maybe if i just show it one
making news in america this morning, president trump in israel for the second leg of his foreign trip. what's on his agenda and why his direct flight from saudi arabia to israel is historic. live team coverage ahead. we have new pictures showing the moment north korea launched another missile. hear what kim jong-un said. a little girl ripped from a dock and pulled into the water. this morning a witness talks about the terrifying ordeal. and strong enough. cher rocks at the billboard music awards with another icon wat watching.